Testifying in committee hearings can seem overwhelming and intimidating, but TFVC is here to help you navigate the process. On this page you will find resources to help you navigate the system and the details for any committee hearing for any bill on our PRIORITY, SUPPORT, or OPPOSE bill lists. Hearings will be listed with the most recent or upcoming one/s first.

First, you will want to review TFVC’s Power Point on The Ins and Outs of Committee Hearings. The “speaker notes” under each slide have even more information. Next, TFVC’s Capitol Survival Guide should be reviewed for more information on navigating the building. Health protocols for House Committee Hearings can be found here. Health protocols for Senate Committee Hearings can be found here.

Upcoming Hearings

April 21 in House Public Health Committee
Support HB 2856: Protects Medicaid patients from discrimination by state-funded doctors based on vaccination status.
Support HB 4272: Provides for several consent protections related to the immunization registry.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

April 20 in the House Human Services Committee
Support HB 2737: Expands the information that the Department of Family and Protective Services must provide upon initiating an investigation of a parent for neglect or abuse.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

April 14 in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee
Oppose SB 636: Requires a biennial report on disease outbreaks, including de-identified immunization exemption information and the reporting of vaccine exemptions at the campus level.
Committee Hearing Notice here.
Action Alert here.

April 13 in the House Human Services Committee
Support HB 1098: Updates CPS intake procedures by, among other things, specifying additional information required to be included in a report to CPS,  redirecting anonymous reporting to 911 or a law enforcement agency, creating a duty to record oral reports, requiring non-coerced written consent from the parents to interview the child, and prohibiting touching or disrobing a child or separating the child from his or her parents when conducting an interview.
Support HB 2298: Expands the information that the Department of Family and Protective Services must provide upon initiating an investigation of a parent for neglect or abuse.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

April 6 in the Senate State Affairs Committee
Support SB 1178: Codifies fundamental parental rights to direct and make decisions for the care, custody, control, education, upbringing, moral and religious training, and medical care of the child.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

March 31 in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee
Support SB 1310: Defines informed consent to immunization.
Support SB 1313: Protects religious beliefs against medical treatments during an emergency and ensures that any emergency-related quarantine is done in the least restrictive means possible and with due process.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

March 29 in the House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee
Support HB 2536: Prohibits the termination of parental rights or the removal of a child from the home on the basis that the parents sought an opinion from more than one medical provider relating to the child’s medical care, transferred the child’s medical care to a new medical provider, or transferred the child to another health care facility; amends the definition of neglect to state that it excludes those items as well.
Support HB 3231: Codifies fundamental parental rights to direct and make decisions for the care, custody, control, education, upbringing, moral and religious training, and medical care of the child.
Committee Hearing Notice here.

March 11 in the House State Affairs Committee
Oppose HB 3: Grants sweeping pandemic emergency authority to the governor, including the power to commandeer private property, control movement, and declare martial law with no meaningful legislative oversight. Creates civil liability protections only for private businesses which comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, ordinances, declarations, and proclamations related to the pandemic disaster. 
Committee Hearing Notice here.
Action Alert here.